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At the FCA, we help to protect financial consumers and make markets work well by regulating the conduct of over 59,000 businesses. Our ambition is to become a more innovative, more assertive and more adaptive regulator; one that fully capitalises on data and technology, ensures consumer protection and market integrity, and responds well to the challenges we face. We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic and values driven summer interns to join our diverse and highly capable teams across the FCA.


Length:10 weeks

Financial services regulation is constantly changing, impacting the way in which we regulate. To support this, we deliver a large and varied portfolio of change programmes, implementing new regulatory directives and the required information technology services. If you join the Technology and Change Summer Internship you’ll support colleagues to help manage the impact of such change on the organisation, its processes and people. You’ll be aligned to one of our three Communities of Practice; Architecture and Operations, Change or Technology Delivery where you could be involved with the following work:

Architecture and Operations:

– Supporting the planning and prioritisation of the strategic change portfolio

– Coordinating design governance forums

– Developing investment cases for future projects

– Workforce planning and resource coordination


– Working on projects or programmes, gaining insight into how change is delivered at the FCA

– Work within a change specialism, supporting the change lead in their day-to-day management

– Supporting the leadership within the Change Community to roll out community initiatives

Technology Delivery:

– Working on technology-based products, gaining insight into how technology is delivered at the FCA

– Gaining an understanding as to how products are managed, monitored and maintained across the lifecycle

– Supporting the roll out of technology initiatives, such as publication of agile methodologies, or facilitating sprints in developing best-practice recommendations

– Gaining insight into how technology is delivered within the FCA using an Agile Product model

At the end of the internship you’ll have gained experience in your chosen area of Technology and Change and experienced working with diverse groups of stakeholders to solve real-world business problems. And, if you’re successful, you could be offered a place on our Graduate Programme in 2023.


To be eligible, you’ll be in your penultimate year at university and on course for a 2:1 degree or above. Whilst we’re flexible about your type of degree, you’ll need to demonstrate a passion for technology and change.

Throughout the internship you’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of business areas working to ensure the solutions to complex business problems drive change and support the FCA’s mission. You’ll need to be analytical, commercially minded and customer-focused to thrive in this dynamic environment. And, as the challenges are multi-faceted, working collaboratively across teams is a must.


We’re committed to making the FCA a great place to work. We do this by:

    • providing a rewarding environment, recognising that our people are motivated by meaningful work
    • maintaining a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, allowing people to develop and progress without barriers
    • looking after the well-being of our people, ensuring that they are safe and well and appropriately cared for
    • promoting an environment in which people are valued and respected

At the FCA you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. We offer all our summer interns:

    • A competitive salary of £24,000 (pro-rata)
    • A bespoke induction in the first week of the summer internship programme to introduce you to what we do at the FCA and our place in the Financial Services landscape
    • Access to a skills training path to support you through your internship and beyond
    • Completion of a financial services related project that benefits the local community, which you will present to a senior panel of judges towards the end of your internship
    • Opportunity to hear from senior speakers across the business
    • Lunch and learn sessions to widen your knowledge of the FCA divisions and their work
    • Social opportunities to network and engage with your intern cohort


    • We only accept ONE application per person for our 2022 programmes, therefore, please apply to your first-choice programme. Any additional applications will not be progressed.
    • For the 2022 Summer Internship Programme: Technology & Change, please submit your online application by Sunday 13 February 2022. However, we recruit on a rolling basis and therefore encourage early applications.
    • Applicants must be in their penultimate year of study and on track to achieve a minimum 2:1 degree from any university.


About The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates the conduct of nearly 60,000 businesses. We aim to make sure that financial markets work well so that consumers get a fair deal.

We want consumers to have access to financial services products that meet their needs, from firms they can trust.

To support this, we deliver our work through three objectives:
• To secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers
• To protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system
• To promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.

We are accountable to the Treasury – which is responsible for the UK’s financial system – and Parliament. However, we’re an independent body and we do not receive any funding from the Government. We are funded entirely by the firms that we regulate.

The FCA is proud to be ranked on Glassdoor as a top 10 UK company for work/life balance. With us, you will find opportunities to make a difference on a national scale, and develop skills and insights that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Visit https://www.fca.org.uk/careers to discover our latest opportunities.

The FCA is one of the UK’s two financial regulators, together with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).